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Reith Lectures 1999, The: The Runaway World - Anthony Giddens (5 Lectures)

Synopsis
Anthony Giddens, at the time Director of the London School of Economics, delivered this series of 5 Reith lectures on the theme of globalisation from major cities around the world, locating the lectures themselves within the cultural variety of the world across which they were broadcast. Anthony Giddens speaks to audiences around the world on the theme of globalisation.
Series
Reith Lectures, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2005
Year of production
1999
Notes
Broadcast on Radio 4 in 1999
Documentation
Transcript available on the website http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith1999/
Subjects
Economics; Media studies; Politics & government
Keywords
democracy; economic issues; risk management; social life and customs; social policy; sound recordings; globalisation; tradition

Online availability

URI
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith1999/lectures.shtml
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Sections

Title
Globalisation London
Synopsis
Discusses how the term ‘globalisation’ has come into general use in the last 10 years, what the concept encompasses and whether it’s valid.
Duration
45 mins

Title
Risk Hong Kong
Synopsis
Anthony Giddens examines the positive and negativer aspects of risk and puts forward the view that this apparently simple notion unlocks some of the most basic characteristics of the world in which we now live.
Duration
45 mins

Title
Tradition Delhi
Synopsis
This lecture examines the idea that tradition is a creation of modernity.
Duration
45 mins

Title
Family Washington DC
Synopsis
In this lecture Anthony Giddens puts forward the argument that changes affecting our personal and emotional spheres go far beyond the borders of any particular country, even one as large as the United States. The same issues are found almost everywhere, differing only in degree and according to the cultural context in which they take place.
Duration
45 mins

Title
Democracy London
Synopsis
Anthony Giddens discusses the meaning of democracy, the different forms it can take, the future of democracy and the role played by the media.
Duration
45 mins

Production Company

Name

BBC Radio 4

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 External site opens in new window

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